A Caribbean Mystery: (1983)
There's no vacation from crime-solving when a doctor-prescribed stay in the West Indies plunges shrewd Miss Marple into A Caribbean Mystery
. Suspects (including Swoosie Kurtz and Barnard Hughes), charming resort vistas, new victims, steadily mounting clues and a desperate race against time to unmask the killer before he or she strikes again -- all give shape to a multilayered whodunit based on Dame Agatha Christie's novel. Teleplay by Sue Grafton.
Murder with Mirrors: (1985) Helen Hayes returns as spinster sleuth Jane Marple and Leo McKern ("Rumpole of the Bailey") plays the crafty inspector who teams with her in this engaging twisty case of country-house intrique. Bette Davis stars.
Murder is Easy: (1981) Murder is also an intriguing puzzle for armchair sleuths in this sprightly adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel. Bill Bixby plays Luke Williams, a computer whiz vacationing in England. He befriends Lavinia on the train ride to Marylebone Station, decides to take up the case himself and soon finds even a computer can't predict human behavior.
Dead Man's Folly: (1985) Peter Ustinov is Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot, pitting his little grey cells against a cunning killer in a lively adaption of Agatha Christie's novel. Jean Stapleton ("All in the Family") co-stars as Poirot's old friend.
Murder in Three Acts: (1986) Tony Curtis joins Ustinov, playing the ultra-Hollywood Cartwright. The setting is a posh villa in Acapulco, where suspects and motives abound.
Thirteen at Dinner: (1985) Set in Hollywood-on-Thames (in and around London) Poirot is plunged into the alien world of a film crew. With suspects aplenty, including Faye Dunaway in a dual role), Thirteen at Dinner is a full-course mystery.
The Man in the Brown Suit: (1988) Rue McClanahan ("The Golden Girls"), Tony Randall ("The Odd Couple"), and others headline this clever, fast-paced version of Agatha Christie's tale of murder and foreign intrigue. The one important clue: who is the stranger in the brown suit who seems to pop up wherever there's a dead body?
Sparkling Cyanide: (1983) Prominent lawyer George Barton (Josef Sommer) has the time, resources and determination to find out who slipped a fatal dose of cyanide into his wife's glass of wedding-anniversary bubbly. However, when George recreates the crime he becomes the next victim! Anthony Andrews and Harry Morgan portray officers investigating the murders.
Who slipped poison into the cocktail of kindly old Rev. Babbington'... Why is a mysterious brown-suited stranger trailing a young woman through exotic lands'...What is the secret behind the malevolent deeds at palatial Stonygates' Discover the answers and much more in this star-packed collection of murder most foul, mystery most fun. All eight movies are on DVD for the first time. And all are from novels by the mistress of mystery, Agatha Christie. It'd be a crime to miss them!